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  • Photo of Arsenal sign 9-Year-old Nigerian boy from Kaduna (photos)

    Arsenal sign 9-Year-old Nigerian boy from Kaduna (photos)

    Premier League side, Arsenal have formerly signed a 9-year-old Nigerian boy, Munir Sada from Kaduna State, to the club. Sada was signed to the club academy. He signed his contract in the presence of his parents and manager and has been handed the No.9 jersey. In a statement by Abdallah Yunus Abdallah whose Facebook profile reads ‘information officer at the department of public affairs, govt house Kaduna; “Arsenal FC have signed a 9-year-old Nigerian. Munnir Muhammed Sada an indigene of Zaria LG of Kaduna State is expected to be playing for the youth soccer team of Arsenal FC.”

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  • Photo of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Obiji Clinches Silver Medal In Women’s Powerlifting

    Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Obiji Clinches Silver Medal In Women’s Powerlifting

    Loveline Obiji has clinched silver in women’s +86kg wrapping up Nigeria’s participation in powerlifting, at the on-going Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Obiji’s achievement has now brought Nigeria’s haul to six medals all coming from powerlifting. Obiji lifted 147kg to finish second behind China’s Xuemei Deng and lands Nigeria’s first silver medal at the games. Earlier on Monday, Folashade Oluwafemiayo won gold in women’s -86kg breaking the world and Paralympic records. Team Nigeria now occupy 22nd position in the medal table with three gold, one silver and two bronze. China still top the medal standing with 54 gold, 35 silver and 30…

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  • Photo of Ronaldo pens farewell tribute to Juventus as he returns to Manchester United

    Ronaldo pens farewell tribute to Juventus as he returns to Manchester United

    Cristiano Ronaldo has penned an emotional farewell letter to Juventus fans after he left the club to return to Manchester United on Friday. The 36-year-old in his farewell tribute hailed Juventus as “the biggest club in Italy” and one of the biggest in Europe. Ronaldo however admitted that they did not achieve all they wanted although they had good memories together. “Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. “I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and I’ll always love the city of Turin until my…

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  • Photo of Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics

    Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics

    Latifat Tijani has won Nigeria’s first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games. She won the gold on Thursday in women’s 45kg powerlifting. Tijani defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg. Latifat Tijani was gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, who will also be in the women’s 45kg straight gold medal contest same day.

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  • Photo of BREAKING: Lionel Messi agrees two-year deal with PSG

    BREAKING: Lionel Messi agrees two-year deal with PSG

    Former FC Barcelona Striker, Lionel Messi, has finally reached an agreement with French Club, Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent. Following the Argentine’s failure to reach an agreement on a new deal with the Catalan mega-club after a meeting last Thursday, there have been rumours linking the 34-year-old to PSG. Messi, at Sunday press conference, confirmed a move to PSG as a “possibility”. According to Skysports, the contract with PSG will keep Messi at the Parisian club until June 2023, with the option of extending the contract until 2024 Messi will receive €25m net per season as guaranteed salary plus…

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  • Photo of Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich ‘requests urgent meeting with Lionel Messi’s reps over transfer’

    Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich ‘requests urgent meeting with Lionel Messi’s reps over transfer’

    Chelsea Billionaire owner, Roman Abramovich, is now reportedly trying to sign Lionel Messi after Barcelona announced this week the superstar player will be leaving the club. According to reports, Abramovich is said to have ‘requested an urgent meeting’ with Messi’s representatives. On Thursday, August 5, Barcelona announced that Messi, 34, will leave the club after 21 years, as they will not be able to renew his contract due to financial regulations in Spain.It means Messi is now a free agent, with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain in pole position to sign him.However, PSG may not be able to meet his…

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  • Photo of Tokyo Olympics: Sports Ministry has brought shame to Nigeria – Dalung

    Tokyo Olympics: Sports Ministry has brought shame to Nigeria – Dalung

    Former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has slammed the sports Ministry which he said has brought shame to the country at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Dalung in an interview on Channels Tv said his successor, Sunday Dare’s decision to dissolve the boards of federations less than three months to the 2020 Olympic Games shows that he lacks the “patriotic political will to consolidate on the gains on the ground” hence the reason for Team Nigeria’s numerous disappointments in Tokyo. Dalung said; “I think the dissolution of boards. It is a lack of patriotic political will to consolidate on the gains on…

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  • Photo of Tokyo Olympics: We are not aware of any PUMA contract ― AFN

    Tokyo Olympics: We are not aware of any PUMA contract ― AFN

    The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, has denied being in possession of any contractual documents signed between it and German sportswear company, PUMA. PUMA had terminated the four-year sponsorship contract worth $1.67m with the federation on Wednesday due to the failure of Nigerian athletes’ to wear their brand at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. However, reacting to the development, AFN, in a statement signed by Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku, its Secretary-General, said it could not be liable for what it knows nothing about. The statement read, ”The attention of the AFN has been drawn to a media statement signed by Shehu…

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  • Photo of BREAKING: Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona as contract talks collapse

    BREAKING: Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona as contract talks collapse

    La liga team, Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi will leave this summer. The LaLiga giants confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday. “Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations). “As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled,” the statement read in part.

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  • Photo of PUMA terminates four-Year contract with Athletics Federation of Nigeria

    PUMA terminates four-Year contract with Athletics Federation of Nigeria

    German sportswear manufacturing giants PUMA has terminated its four-year contract with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The termination was as a result of Nigeria’s athletes’ inability to wear the brand at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. PUMA in a letter dated Wednesday, August 4, and signed by it’s director, Manuel Edlheimb, officially notified the Athletics Federation of Nigeria of its termination of sponsoring and Licensing Agreement. It reads; “We are referring to the licensing and sponsoring agreement signed between our company and your federation. “As a direct consequence of the recent developments, particularly at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020…

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  • Photo of Tokyo 2020: With new levels come new devils – Enekwechi reacts to losing Shotput final

    Tokyo 2020: With new levels come new devils – Enekwechi reacts to losing Shotput final

    Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, has reacted after he lost at the final of the men’s shot put event at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in Japan. The 28-year-old said he appreciates the love and support he has received the past days. According to him, with new levels come new devils. He further stated that he would return to Nigeria to figure out his next year’s living and training situations. Enekwechi, who threw 21.28 metres to win the 2019 African Games gold in Rabat, could only record a throw of 19.74 to place last on Thursday in the 12-man field.…

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  • Photo of Reno Omokri tackles Nigerians who are against Olympic medalist, Ese Brume’s decision to drape her medal on Bishop Oyedepo

    Reno Omokri tackles Nigerians who are against Olympic medalist, Ese Brume’s decision to drape her medal on Bishop Oyedepo

    Reno Omokri has slammed Nigerians who are against Olympic medalist, Brume Ese’s decision to drape her bronze medal on Bishop David Oyedepo, when she returns to the country. Following her victory at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Brume had declared her appreciation to the cleric and disclosed that she will drape her medal on him Her decision received mixed reactions with some people criticizing her. Reacting to the criticism that has trailed Brume’s decision, Omokri wrote; ”Anthony Joshua draped his World Heavyweight Title belt on Buhari. You did not talk.Ese Brume says she wants to drape hers on Bishop Oyedepo,…

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